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40 U.S. Civil and Human Rights Groups File U.N. Report on Racial Discrimination

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, and 38 other civil and human rights organizations have filed a report with the United Nations documenting areas where the United States has fallen behind in its obligations under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD).

The CERD treaty, ratified by the United States in 1994, sets forth obligations to reduce discrimination and disparities based on race, ethnicity, and national origin. The report, “Falling Further Behind: Combating Racial Discrimination in America,” has been filed with the U.N. Committee to Eliminate Racial Discrimination, which will review the U.S. progress on implementing CERD August 13-14 in Geneva, Switzerland.

The report highlights key areas for improvement and recommends actions the United States should take to strengthen its commitment to promote equality. The report notes that “discrimination and racial disparities persist at every stage of the U.S. criminal justice system;” that there is “pervasive racial injustice in the United States’ educational system;” and that there remain “significant barriers to accessing employment” as well as “policies [that] serve to reinforce the decades-long legacy of segregative housing programs.”   

In a foreword to the report, Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, notes that “America’s track record of creating opportunities for people of color and ending racial discrimination is decidedly mixed.” The report also sends an urgent warning to the committee that “on nearly every indicator that we use in the United States to measure progress, people of color are falling further behind.”

Click here to download the report.

The Leadership Conference Education Fund builds public will for federal policies that promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States. The Education Fund's campaigns empower and mobilize advocates around the country to push for progressive change in the United States.

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. 

For more information on The Leadership Conference and its 200-plus member organizations, visit www.civilrights.org.

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